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Mrs. Bottani from San Mateo CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity, Fine Motor Skills, and Sight Word Practice!

My students need perler beads, sand, and supplies to go along with these activities to help with their fine motor skills.

  • $275 goal

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My Students

Our school is made up a variety of families from different neighboorhoods, educational backgrounds, and economic groups. One of the many things we all have in comon is a love and deisre for these children and our desire to have them all be successful.

We have 50 kind 5 and 6 year olds who are practicing reading and writing sight words to be better readers.

The more words they are able to read and write the better readers and writers they be.

My Project

I am requesting perler beads, trays for the beads, kinetic sand, and other toys to manipulate the sand. Some of my students do not have the fine motor skills necessary for writing and these supplies will help them improve their skills.

These supplies will help students practice their fine motor skills and also help them practice sightwords, which will increase their reading and writing.

By taking the sand and perler beads and making sight words they will have to focus on the formation of the letters as well as how to spell the words. All the while, they will be producing something fun and using creativity!

Mrs. Bottani
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder Sand Shapeable Kinetic Molding Sand (6 packs with 3 molds assorted colors) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Perler Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors • Amazon Business $17.15 2 $34.30
Sand with Molds and Tools Kit Educational Toy DIY kids Back to School Gift 24pcs | Multiple Color (6) Molding Sand Included • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Perler Beads Large Clear Square Pegboards- 2 Count • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Perler Fun Fusion Ironing Paper 6/Pkg- • Amazon Business $2.93 4 $11.72
Perler 42774 Glow in The Dark Activity Bucket • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Perler Beads 80-26057 Pegboard Value Pack • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Perler Beads Bead Tweezers (1 Pack of 2 Tweezers) • Amazon Business $4.10 1 $4.10

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